Susan Kraft

Susan has been practicing yoga since the mid-1990s and teaching since 2006.  Her teaching is informed by a life-long interest in both creative and therapeutic movement practices, including Alexander technique, Feldenkrais Method, Modern Dance and Pilates. Since her initial 500-hour training with Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga, Susan has been exploring the interrelationship of Yoga’s 8-limbed path with Buddhist practice. She is also a certified Mindfulness Teacher through Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s two-year Teacher Training program. Other foundational trainings include two years of Embodied Anatomy with Amy Matthews and Yoga for Back Care, both with Alison West and Gary Kraftsow.
During the pandemic, Susan developed a unique, web-based archive of audio classes to support students in a screen-free practice, and created a daily online sitting group (Put Your Tush on the Cush) that continues to sustain a small community of meditators around the country. Susan is an adjunct faculty member of Brooklyn College and has been a lead teacher on retreats and in teacher training programs internationally. Susan’s writing has appeared in many publications, including Yoga International and Dance Teacher Magazine. After so many years of practice and teaching Susan feels that her work is most inspired by a wish to support her students in moving deeply into the experience of their own lives, including living in their bodies with awareness, compassion, and joy. You can find out more at
Susan moved to Asheville in Spring 2022 from Brooklyn, New York. She is thrilled and grateful to be a growing new roots in such a warm, welcoming and beautiful community!